This year’s biggest movie, Spider-Man: No Way Home, has now become one of the biggest ever. By reintroducing villains from previous Spider-Man films, the threequel ripped open the Multiverse. The third Tom Holland MCU film has been a huge hit at the box office, grossing more than it had before the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic.
To fans, the question of how far No Way Home would go with its Multivesal elements has finally been answered. Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield reprised their roles as Spider-Man in a film that many call the ultimate tribute to the superhero’s nearly 20-year cinematic career.
Even with the inclusion of the three webheads and a hint at even more villains than the five seen by audiences, the webbed world of Spider-Man has been expanded significantly. No Way Home’s two-and-a-half-hour runtime hinted at one of these storylines.
Electro hints at Miles Morales during Spider-Man: No Way Home’s Statue of Liberty fight. After Andrew Garfield’s Peter Parker defeats Electro, Spidey’s identity is brought up. It was only after Garfield apologized that Foxx’s villain speculated on the possibility of “a Black Spider-Man somewhere out there” in the Multiverse: “I just thought you was gowere to be Black.”
Garfield’s Peter: “Max? Max…?”
Max: “Don’t worry, I’m all tapped out.”
Garfield’s Peter: “You sure about that?”
Max: “Back to being a nobody”
Garfield’s Peter: “You were never a nobody, Max”
Max: “Yes I was, yes I was, you didn’t see me. Can I tell you something though?”
Garfield’s Peter: “Yeah”
Max: “You got a nice face, you just a kid”
Garfield’s Peter: “Eh”
Max: “You from Queens, you got that suit, you help a lot of poor people. I just thought you was going to be Black.
Garfield’s Peter: “Oh man, I’m sorry, sir”
Max: “…got to be a Black Spider-Man somewhere out there.”
A nod to Miles Morales (a Black Spider-Man) exists in the MCU, even if this isn’t a direct affirmation of his arrival or current status in the MCU. And it’s not so much a question of if as it is when Miles will appear in the MCU.
Now that Miles Morales is shining in Spider-Verse, it doesn’t seem like the studio would want two films starring the character competing for box office attention. As a two-part story, Across the Spider-Verse, it could make sense for the character to be introduced on the MCU side once the Spider-Verse trilogy wraps up next year.
While Tom Holland and Marvel Studios have made it clear that they are interested in bringing Miles to life, they must first get their ducks in a row and identify an appropriate venue in which to do so. Miles Morales is likely to be introduced by Kevin Feige and his team because he has proven to be an excellent storyteller.
Spidey could take on a protege in the final installment of this Holland-centric trilogy. This is all after he matured, went to college, and developed as an individual. Holland could then pass the baton on to the next generation of Spider-Man in Miles Morales. However, this still depends on his feelings about playing Peter Parker.